Beauty Expert: Lauren Mullaney
Lauren Mullaney is the senior therapist at Eve Spa and an HND-qualified beauty therapist specialising in Caudalie face and body treatments, CACI non-surgical facelifts, waxing, manicure, pedicure and tanning.
How did you start?
I trained as a beauty therapist when I was 18 at Ayrshire College in Kilwinning. After completing my HND I successfully applied for a position as a junior therapist at Eve Spa, and over the last three years I’ve progressed to become the senior therapist.
What’s the best thing about working in the industry?
It’s constantly changing and evolving with new treatments or brands.
Your favourite treatment?
CACI Orbital Microdermabrasion. It deeply cleanses and exfoliates, removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer and helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and fine lines. A soothing hydro mask is then applied leaving your skin soft-hydrated and radiant. For the ultimate glow I use Caudalie Vinoperfect serum.
Which spa trends do you recommend?
I’m really passionate about ethically manufactured products, which is popular with our clientele. We use organic skincare brand Ishga which has a high seaweed content that helps to protect the skin.
Are more men utilising the spa facilities?
Yes, we have many male clients, some of whom visit our Thermal Experience on a daily basis. This includes use of our sauna, steam rooms, Chinese salt room, heated loungers, ice fountain, monsoon showers and jacuzzi foot baths.
What’s the most popular treatment at Eve Spa?
Our 55 minute deep tissue massage. It helps to relieve aching muscles, easing tension and relaxing body and mind.
And your top tip for achieving relaxation at home?
Have a digital detox. Take time away from TV and social media and let your brain switch off from the negativity we can be faced with daily. Light some candles to create a tranquil ambience, run a relaxing bubble bath with your favourite products and let the stresses of everyday life fade away.